York County Department of Parks and Recreation, Rocky Ridge Park
York County Department of Parks and Recreation
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•Multi-Use Trails: Over twelve miles of trails are open to hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.
•Scenic Observation Decks: There are two observation decks located in the park. One deck is located on the north side of the park and offers a panoramic view of the Susquehanna Valley (ADA accessible). The other deck is located on the south side of the park and offers a view of the York Valley.
• Nature Fun Zone: Located in Hidden Laurel picnic area. Nature playground, gives kids ages 2-12 a fenced in area where they can play with nature. The area features different zones such as a digging zone, a climbing zone, a quite zone, a building zone and more.
•Fitness Trail: The trail starts in Hidden Laurel Picnic Area and ends at the observation deck on the north side of the park. There are 20 exercise stations scattered throughout this half-mile, cinder, all-weather trail.
•Hunting: Limited hunting is allowed with special permit issued by the Parks Office.
•Horseshoe Pits: Located in Hidden Laurel and Oak Timbers picnic areas.
•Pavilion Rentals: Eleven pavilions can be rented for a nominal fee. Capacity ranges from 50 - 200 persons. Located near parking lots and restrooms. All are ADA accessible. Gazebos are available for a fee. For more information, visit our pavilion rentals page.
•Christmas Magic, "A Festival of Lights": This event is a park sponsored spectacular 600,000+ multi-colored light show. It features a one-half mile walking trail that winds through Oak Timbers Picnic Area with stops in heated pavilions. Refreshments are available. The trail opens the Friday after Thanksgiving and remains open until December 31st. (Closed December 24 and 25)
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Open to anyone
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Hours of Operation
•Park Office: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm; Closed 12:30pm-1:00pm. •Parks: Dawn to Dusk